• hello friends..

    welcome to my personal blog - things i like - music, photos, architecture, design, & words - from my brain (and other people's brains).. all images here are taken by me (some awesome wedding pics from Alyda too), unless highfives are very gladly given to the author of some things i wish i had made/created/recorded/thought of/seen..

    ps.. I'm a wedding photographer.. so if you're planning to marry your lover, & you like what you see/feel here, you should contact us very soon.. we take limited bookings for wedding photography each year & we book out early.. (& i'm not just saying that to make you call us) :]

    here's a movie we made to introduce our little friends to the world.. ---->

Nell & Steve..

I witnessed, and counted 3745 hugs at Nell & Steve’s wedding, and I was personally involved in 37 of those..

Right from the start, I just gave in & let myself be taken (gladly), by the tsunami of love that this wedding caused.. It was cataclysmic!  Such an amazing feeling all day long – Nell & Steve (and their son Boston), celebrating their family & their relationship with their closest buddies, and it was really really really nice.

Aaaaand, there is simply no better place to celebrate for these guys than Midginbil Hill.. It was perfect.. Convoys of four-wheel drives ferrying everyone up to “the tree”, and back down again for an excellent picnic.. No guidelines, no time limits, no noise restrictions, lots of chickens, a running creek, wild freshly picked field mushrooms for breakfast.. Everything smelt like a campfire..  it.was.soooooo.good!



midginbil hill

BIGtime thanks to Nell & Steve for choosing us, and to my co-pilot Alyda McGaw :)


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8 November 2014 - 10:12 am

Steph Wallis - This is what truly “natural” wedding photography looks like. So stunning! Aaaaarg!! :p

6 November 2014 - 10:41 am

Chiara - ç°#@§!!! Love this! Simple and wonderful. Well done ;)

6 November 2014 - 10:08 am

jason starr - Awesome work man!

5 November 2014 - 8:29 pm

Fiona - Completely gorgeous. Beautifully captured guys

5 November 2014 - 11:16 am

Justin - yeah. YEAH! Bloody hell yeaH! Incredible guys!

5 November 2014 - 8:32 am

Eric Ronald - So, so cool. What an awesome wedding, captured perfectly.

5 November 2014 - 12:53 am

Jesse Pafundi - These rock. End o’ story.

5 November 2014 - 12:30 am

kelly @ Boho Weddings - I absolutely LOVE this wedding. Great work as ever xxx

4 November 2014 - 10:16 pm

James frosty - super dude!!

7 November 2014 - 1:00 am

Thursday Treats: Practising What I Preach · Rock n Roll Bride - […] Beautiful field wedding ? Rustic barn wedding ? Industrial wedding inspiration ? Whimsical bohemian wedding […]

ange + dave..

Dave & Ange’s wedding – the Dave & Ange way.. the way of the Ange & Dave..

This is how you do it.. Do what you love, invite the people you love, eat the food you love, drink the wine you love..  If you don’t need a wedding cake, don’t have a wedding cake.. Hold your Melbourne wedding ceremony in the Establishment Studios, & get married in front of a big wall of chairs, then share an amazing dinner with your closest humans in a private dining room at Quaff - because you like it – there’s doesn’t have to be any more reason than that..

Their wedding was perfect.. It was them.



It was an absolute honour to be a part of your wedding Ange & Dave.. Thank you for choosing us.

Love from Todd & Lades :)

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7 January 2015 - 10:09 pm

Dan Ward - Killer work Todd!!!

26 October 2014 - 2:53 pm

Max Monty - Those were amazing shots! Every single detail was taken perfectly.

25 October 2014 - 12:14 am

Brian Davis - Daaamn, your work is so clean! Love the colors and tones. Those B+G shots are amazing.

13 October 2014 - 1:02 am

Sara May Photography - Amazing works… The flow is very natural and that distant shot of the bride and the groom looks so beautiful.

9 October 2014 - 10:33 am

Eric Ronald - Wise words. Killer photographs. Really dig those portraits under the bridge too. Boom!

9 October 2014 - 9:30 am

Alan Hughes - Killer images guys, great stuff :)

8 October 2014 - 8:31 am

Dan O’Day - yes. yes and yes. to the words and the pictures and the wedding… great things everywhere i look and read. killer job team xo

7 October 2014 - 6:54 pm

Ange - Todd & Lades, have I told you I have had a total photographer crush on you two ever since that day?!?! Thank you for the 1,000,000th time, our wedding was perfect and you captured it perfectly.

Muchos Love

7 October 2014 - 11:58 am

McKay Photography - Awesome….love the chair set up for the ceremony, and the girls arriving with the construction gear in the background.

7 October 2014 - 11:45 am

Dayna - Congrats Ange!! Was so excited to see your wedding pop up on the McGaw’s blog :) LOVE these images – looks like everyone had a fantastic day.

7 October 2014 - 11:30 am

Nick Evans - Dominant performance Team McGaw. Bravo.

7 October 2014 - 11:22 am

Matt Barwick - Brilliant guys. So much good story there.

I love the image of her coming around the corner to the ceremony.

12 October 2014 - 5:51 pm

Boho's Best Bits W/C 6th October – Boho Weddings: UK Wedding Blog - […] Ange and Dave – From By Hunter McGaw […]

the putter-togetherer of scissors..

If you’re going to be the guy that assembles scissors by hand, be the best dang putter-togetherer of scissors that you can be…

even on Mondays..

in winter..


An amazing little film by Shaun Bloodworth..  It just really hit me…  right in the heart..  One thing is for sure, when this guy plays “Paper Scissors Rock”, I bet he goes “Scissors” every time… and every single time, he wins :)

..:: t

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17 September 2014 - 4:35 am

McKay Photography - That is cool :) I wont take for granted my scissors ever again, hah

13 September 2014 - 1:54 am

Christina D. - Awesome guy! He’s the living Edward Scissorhands literally. :p

23 July 2014 - 5:15 pm

Kate - Precision. There’s nothing like the sound of some well-aligned blades closing in on one another!

22 July 2014 - 1:19 pm

Em - I want.

21 July 2014 - 6:42 pm

Timmo - Great film! Just makes you think that the end product is a representation of all that you are and this guy obviously rocks! (or scissors in this case) :)

mercedes + patrick.. southern highlands

An open letter to all humans of the modern Earthworld..

Dear excellent humans,

You know what really matters in this life?.. Relationships.. Relationships that are real & deep.. Please – whatever you do – please please please do not be afraid to show your real unguarded self – your real feelings – to the people that matter to you.. I’m not saying it’s an easy road, but it’s definitely a road you will not regret taking..

Love from Todd.


Believe me I know.. I get to see (and feel), the warmth of real relationships all the time & it feels amazing.. And, at this time, I present to you “Exhibit A”..  Mercedes & Patrick’s wedding..  A prime example of two families & a bunch of close friends with such a collectively deep connection, that to just physically be around them all meant that on occasion, you couldn’t help but be moved to tears..  Either that, or there was a lot of dust (& probably some iron filings), in the air all day ;)

I won’t go on all day about how amazing Mercedes & Patrick are, you can have a look through the photos & get to know them for yourselves..

M & P were married in the southern highlands of New South Wales at Summerlees Estate.. It’s a pretty amazing venue if you’re looking for a super relaxing & visually stunning place to host an event.. Other standouts (if you’re planning your own wedding), are Merc’s amazing wedding dress by Anaeccia, and Patrick’s super slick custom made suit by The Cloakroom..


(ps.. BIGtime thanks to Mercedes & Patrick for choosing us, and to Modern Weddings blog for featuring M&P’s wedding as well.. head over there for Part 1 and Part 2 of their extravaganza – there’s plenty more yummy details & styling wins for your eyeballs to feast on.)


Mega thanks to my co-pilot Alyda McGaw for catching lots of great photos, and reasoning with some cranky pregnant dairy cows ;)


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26 September 2014 - 3:26 am

Rog - Todd. Alyda. I want to be with you every day. forever.

24 September 2014 - 10:00 pm

Melissa Mitchell - Wow! That black and white distance shot… Amazing! :) Great work of art. The frame looks so perfect.

17 September 2014 - 4:38 am

Darryn McKay Photography - Stunning – man I love this venue and you’ve captured it amazingly. What’s a country wedding without chickens and cranky cows eh.

If or when you’re next there please let me know I’m local and would love to shoot with you.

2 September 2014 - 7:58 pm

Glen Holdaway - You guys killed it with this one, such a fun wedding. Love it. And the random chicken.

1 September 2014 - 8:52 pm

Shawn Michal - Really very impressive clicks your photographer has taken of yours as well as of your partner. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful clicks with us.

27 August 2014 - 2:25 am

Verity Sansom - Wow, amazing again, love it from start to end!

12 August 2014 - 10:19 am

Adam Cavanagh - Epic work!

9 August 2014 - 10:04 pm

Erik - Love your work Todd:)

8 August 2014 - 6:12 am

Radek Radunski - I checked out it 3 times. Literally three. Now I’m impressed, more and more looking through your blog, Todd. Greets, mate!

31 July 2014 - 6:33 am

Verity Sansom - Awesome work again guys!

16 July 2014 - 12:00 pm

Sheye Rosemeyer - Oh. The bride, her dress, her beau, the reception..The entire day and how you captured it. Perfection.

15 July 2014 - 10:33 pm

Carla Orsatti - Stunning, all of it! Ridiculous even!

15 July 2014 - 3:14 pm

Sally Ogilvie - Those cows, man, they can get mighty grumpy….

15 July 2014 - 2:37 pm

Jade Collins - Ohh what a whimsical day. Amazing photos, so much gorgeousness <3

15 July 2014 - 2:20 pm

Luke Chisholm - Rock ‘n Roll man, this is tops!

15 July 2014 - 1:45 pm

madeline druce - Top quality goodness there Todd and Alyda!

15 July 2014 - 12:58 pm

Em Driver - Oh my… This wedding looks absolutely amazing!! Todd and Lades = the A Team!!! I lost track of which one was my favourite!!

15 July 2014 - 12:43 pm

Jazzy Jeff - Perfection! I was like “ooooh that forrest” then “ahhhh those fields laden with yellow flowers” followed by “what a gorgeous timber building that looks like it belongs in the Secret Garden”. Plenty for the eyes to feast on and all captured ever so beautifully, as always. Love it, in a BIG way!

15 July 2014 - 12:14 pm

Lizzie Mynard - The close up B&W of the couple through the trees…holy awesomeness!! Fantastic spread, as always :-)

15 July 2014 - 12:13 pm

Anthony Hoang - Killed it as usual guys. What an awesome wedding.

15 July 2014 - 11:31 am

David Ferguson - Great stuff guys!

15 July 2014 - 11:27 am

Colin Hockey - I’m a fighter not a lover but I’m loving these pics man!

15 July 2014 - 10:45 am

Alex Marks - Awesome – as always! woo!

15 July 2014 - 10:32 am

Jai Long - Great work Todd & Alyda :)

14 July 2014 - 10:59 pm

Eric Ronald - You have demonstrated fine photographic skills my man.

14 July 2014 - 5:59 pm

Nick Evans - Todd & Alyda – nailed it!

elana + marty’s engagement wedding bombshell..

it began at dawn.. just the two of them – first light on the first day of spring..  a quiet moment..  it.was.perfect.

finding elana & marty an amazing mountain top over looking country valleys and the bay was the easy part.. If you think organising a wedding is a lot of hard work, you’d be absolutely right.. but planning it all in secret so you can drop a super-wedding-bombshell on your guests while at your engagement party?  well that’s quite a task, & i reckon some moments of quiet before ‘game time’ is a pretty good idea :)

elana & marty are loved by many, you can see that in their engagement/wedding photos.. and i know exactly why they are loved – they are super nice genuine people that have joy in their hearts..  when you’re near them, you feel their happiness & makes you happy – it’s that simple.

to be part of this wedding/engagement (aka. wengagement) celebration was pretty amazing.. we knew about it obviously.. but recording it knowing almost every person there had no idea what was about to happen & watching elana & marty orchestrate their plan in the zone – it was pretty special..  check it out why don’t cha!  ^_^

ps.. here’s some more excellent linkypants for you —-> elana & marty’s wengagement is featured on hello may wedding style blog, and you should check out elana’s website, she’s a photographer too!  and a big time thanks to alyda mcgawesome for co-piloting on this one.



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27 June 2014 - 3:29 pm

Jakub - Whoa! Wonderful work.

17 June 2014 - 3:20 pm

Brad - Dude – this is epic. Best I’ve seen!

17 June 2014 - 8:24 am

Matthew Osborne - Every shot is fantastic in there guys! Love the editing on the black & whites too.

29 May 2014 - 9:42 pm

Dan Ward - Seriously gorgeous shots man! Love the shot of him on the bike! Need to get some new blog posts up soon, I wanna see more!! :)

26 May 2014 - 9:02 am

Louis Blythe - Love these shots! Such a great story.

21 May 2014 - 7:29 pm

Cam - Loving these photos guys, both artistically and technically perfect I reckon!

15 May 2014 - 11:11 pm

Chris Sansom - Really beautiful light, fantastic couple and an awesome wedding all perfectly captured (As usual!) Nice work Todd, looks like a great day to shoot!

3 May 2014 - 8:44 am

HayleyLane - What a sweet couple! Just gorgeous :)

29 April 2014 - 11:51 pm

Matt Smith - What a cool opportunity to hang and photograph these guys!

11 April 2014 - 12:53 am

Jack Chauvel - Spectacular :)

10 April 2014 - 7:33 pm

Warren Williams - Wow, such a stunning series, and beautiful surprise.

10 April 2014 - 7:01 pm

Nicole - Love it! Where is the mountain in these photos? Looking for something similar for my wedding photos…& a photographer too :-)

10 April 2014 - 4:52 pm

David Ferguson - Lovely Guys. Especially loving the big old tree at night!

10 April 2014 - 4:34 pm

Kim - So sweet and lovely.. Beautiful photographs Todd ;-)

10 April 2014 - 2:34 pm

Zosia - Oh this is too wonderful :) Beautiful stuff!

10 April 2014 - 2:31 pm

chris prestidge - epic !

11 April 2014 - 9:48 pm

elana + marty’s engagement wedding bombsh… - […] it began at dawn.. just the two of them – first light on the first day of spring.. a quiet moment.. it.was.perfect. finding elana & marty an amazing mountain  […]